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Are yate loons still the best budget fans?

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Long story short, I'm going crazy and might be adding an ex480 to my existing ex360 and rs240. Hell, with that much radiator I might not even need fans. Anyway, I'm all out of fans, so are yate loons still the best budget fans out there? Yes, I know that there are better fans, but I would rather not spend $10-$20 on a 120mm fan.
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Nothing is the BEST, but they are great bang for your $$$...
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Swiftech Helix get my vote, and I was a Yate Loon user. They are a couple of bucks more, but much better fans.
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post #4 of 8
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Swiftech Helix get my vote, and I was a Yate Loon user. They are a couple of bucks more, but much better fans.

Only thing I have against them is that I had two fail within one week.
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Only thing I have against them is that I had two fail within one week.

Unusual. I have not seen any postings that would lead to a belief that there is a problem. Bad luck for you, I guess.
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post #6 of 8
I also replace my Yates with Helixs. Can't say they're much better than Yates but I do think they have a slight edge. And it helps that you can grab them on amazon.
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Unusual. I have not seen any postings that would lead to a belief that there is a problem. Bad luck for you, I guess.

Yeah.. It probably is just bad luck, but I still stay away from them and I did a build for my great-aunt, used Yates... lol Had two fail, now I'm just scared. rolleyes.gif
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post #8 of 8
Another one to consider is the arctic cooling F12. PWM capable and also have a nice high blade count design. Thinking I may swap yates out for three of these on my sons build as a little side experiment. Daisy chain feature means no need for PWM splitter either.
    
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